The approval was made at its Thursday meeting, which ran into late night on Thursday.
It was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said after the meeting that the model schools would be sited in the Federal Capital Territory; Katsina (North-west); Nasarawa (North-central), Bauchi (North-East); Imo (South-East); Lagos (South-West) and Edo (South-South).
They will cost N4.6 bn.
Another contract worth over N3bn was also approved for the FCT for sewage design and construction.
The National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS was earmarked N1.6bn for the procurement of anti-retroviral drugs, among others.
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